In her first-ever appearance at the CMA Awards, Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live Country Music singing debut on “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” Wednesday, November 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Paltrow performs the title track from her forthcoming feature film, “Country Strong,” and is joined in her CMA Awards performance by legendary singer Vince Gill. RCA Nashville will release the original motion picture soundtrack to “Country Strong” on October 26.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, along with Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester, star in the big-screen drama, “Country Strong,” set to hit theaters this winter. Written and directed by Shana Feste and produced by Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping, “Country Strong” hits theaters in Los Angeles and Nashville on December 22, 2010, and nationwide on January 7, 2011.
Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Underwood, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift. In addition, special duet performances will feature top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary as a recording artist, and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.
“The 44th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer, Paul Miller is the director and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.